design tech curriculum map
food prep curriculum map
year 7 knowledge organiser
ks3 food prep organiser
ks4 design tech organiser
Below are a number of links to resources available to support independent learning:
- SAM Learning
- GCSE Pod
- BBC Bitesize
- Technology Student
- DT Virtual Learning Platform
- For design ideas and inspiration visit: Design Boom, Pinterest, Design Museum.
- GCSE Resistant Materials Revision
Food and Nutrition
Assessment in Design Tech
KS3 students use self-assessment descriptors to assess their own learning and teachers reinforce this on how to improve their work with regular feedback.
Year 10 students use self-assessment descriptors to assess their own learning and teachers reinforce this on how to improve their work with regular feedback. Students will also be tested on knowledge of design technology through mini tests and full length exams.
Component 1: Principles of Design Technology, 2 Hour written Exam.
Component 2: Non Examined Assessment (NEA) 25 hour classroom based assessment to investigate, design, make and evaluate a product based around a theme set by the exam board.
Food and Nutrition:
Component 1: Principles of Food Preparation and Nutrition Written paper 1 hour 45 minutes (50% of total marks)
Component 2: Food Preparation and Nutrition in Action Controlled Assessment (50% of total marks) Component 2 consists of 2 assessments, as listed below:
Component 2: Assessment 1 – 8 hours, Food investigation assessment A scientific food investigation which will assess knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to scientific principles underlying the preparation and cooking of food.
Component 2: Assessment 2 – 12 hours, Food preparation assessment Prepare, cook and present a menu which assesses knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to the planning, preparation, cooking and presentation of food.
Personal Development and Cultural Capital in Design Tech
The Design Department offers a STEAM club for all years to design and make products of their choice, Lego club, Drone club/competition, take part in an Electric car competition and also a GCSE club to help students with exam preparation.
Who Teaches Design Tech
Head of Department: Mr. K. Mottley, B.A. (Hons), P.G.C.E
Email: kmottley followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk
Mr Mottley has a BA Hons and PGCE in Design which he studied at Middlesex University. He has 20 years experience teaching Design and Technology at a variety of schools. Mr Mottley enjoys designing and making things at home and school and is a DIY expert.
Other Staff: Mr T. Fair, B.A. (Hons), P.G.C.E (i/c Food, Preparation and Nutrition)
Email: tfair followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk
Mr Fair studied at University of Suffolk and University of Cambridge. He has 15 years experience working in the hospitality industry in England and overseas, and 15 years experience working in education, including partnerships with alternative education providers. Mr Fair is a keen artist (painting and photography) and speaks fluently in Spanish.
Other Staff: Miss. T. Douglas, B.A. (Hons), P.G.C.E.
Email: tdouglas followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk
Miss Douglas formerly worked as an Art & Design technician at Northgate in 2015. Inspired by the Northgate community, she was driven to persue a career in Art & Design and specialised in sustainable furniture rejuvenation for 7 years. She gained her QTS & PGCE in Design Technology through Cambridge Teaching Schools Network, and having worked in various education settings for over 10 years, she continues to impart her design knowledge and enthusiasm for creative hive minds.
Other Staff: Ms T. Garland, B.A, P.G.C.E
Email: tgarland followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk
Ms Garland is a graphics specialist, having gained a 1st degree in Design for Publishing from Norwich University of the Arts followed by a career in graphic design. She gained her PGCE through the University of Suffolk and enjoys bringing her real world design experience into the classroom.
Other Staff: Mrs. D. Nimmock.
Email: dnimmock followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk
Mrs Nimmock has worked at Northgate since 2005 where she has very much enjoyed her time. She is passionate about Textiles and thoroughly enjoys teaching it to both KS3 & KS4. As well as time in the classroom, Mrs Nimmock enjoys taking part in visits both locally and further afield.
Other Staff: Miss S. Peach
Email: speach followed by @ng6.unity-ed.uk
Miss Peach graduated with a BA Hons in Fine Art at Norwich University of the Arts and completed her QTS at the Norfolk Teacher Training Centre. Miss Peach has exhibited at galleries in Norwich and has also exhibited at the John Innes Centre in 2016.